Companies and choreographers

Here you can get to know dance companies and choreographers based in Finland. For more information please visit the artists’ websites and social media – the links can be found in the contact cards.

20 items in category Companies / Young Audiences

Circles (kor. Urmas Poolamets) © Seilo Ristimäki

AB Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Aurinkobaletti (AB Dance Company) is known as a constantly evolving, high-quality contemporary dance group, which is not afraid to venture over the limits of its own genre. AB’s repertoire includes productions for both adults and children.

Break the Fight - I was here! © Laura Oja

Arja Tiili Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Show & Street Dance|Young Audiences

Arja Tiili Dance Company produces high quality, fearless, funny, energetic and bizarre stage creations where different dance styles from breakdance to contemporary dance, theater and other art forms are combined in a boisterous mix.

Mr Kookaburra & Kukkaroo © Miia Kota


Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Auraco is a unique and visual dance and mime theatre that produces both stage and site specific works for all audiences. Auraco is one of the most international Finnish dance companies.

Seitsemän © Grisha Olizeg

Ballet Finland

Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences|Ballet

Ballet Finland is a modern ballet company that performs new inspiring pieces based on the classical ballet technique. The company brings classical ballet on stage with a new point of view, refreshing the movement language.

KILL Carmen © Janne Mikkilä

Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Internationally awarded Compañía Kaari & Roni Martin open-mindedly renews flamenco by combining flamenco technique to the freedom of contemporary dance creating a seamless wholeness of music and dance.

Talvisirkus Muisti © Joona Pettersson

Dance Theatre Hurjaruuth

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Hurjaruuth is a dynamic dance theatre company, founded in 1981. The productions combine contemporary dance with e.g. visual arts, circus and music. Hurjaruuth has become familiar with a large audience thanks to its spectacular Winter Circus.

Myrsky-Storm © Harri Hinkka

Dance Theatre MD

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Ranging from dazzling dynamics to warmhearted comedy, Dance Theatre MD has become known from 1997 for its high-class choreography and versatile performers. The broad repertoire features shows from classic fairy tales for children to contemporary dance pieces for adults.

Dance Theatre Minimi

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Minimi is a multi-disciplinary performing arts community, that produces physical performances challenging genre borders and searching for new ways to push ideas in motion.

Hui Kauhistus © Matti Rajala

Dance Theatre Raatikko

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Raatikko makes dance theatre for young audiences. Raatikko´s performances are often interactive and comic, mixing dance and theatre. Raatikko has about 30 000 spectators per year in its own theatre and on tours.

Panopticon © Pekka Mäkinen

Flow Productions

Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Flow Productions is a dynamic multidiciplinary company based in Oulu. The heart and soul of the production company is artist professor Pirjo Yli-Maunula, a contemporary dance choreographer and performer, who is creating both stage and site specific works.

Omnipotens @ Ilpo Vainionpää

Glims & Gloms Dance Theatre

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Glims & Gloms fascinates its audience with mythical, symbolic and fantastic subjects. Its works are characterised by stylish and inventive visuals, multi-layered themes, and visual harmony. The theatre directs its performances to a wide public – from children to adults.

Jotakin kuin Grey Gardens © Aino Kannisto

Jenni Kivelä & Kind People

Dance Theatre|Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Since 2002 this company creates dance performances that combine features from dance and theatre, which moves between the conceptual and the concrete. Jenni Kivelä has a strong and recognisable choreographic style.

Erno Soralipas

Katve [blind spot]

Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

KATVE [blind spot] produces fresh and versatile contemporary dance works. Their work is visual, physical and imaginative. The artistic director of the group is Heidi Masalin.

BabySauna © Dorit Salutskij

Loiske Ensemble

Dance Theatre|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Loiske Ensemble creates dance productions for small children. Loiske Ensemble was established in 2006 from the need to give the under 3-year-old viewers experiences through the art of dance.

© Patrik Rastenberger, Roberto Pugliese ja Mikko Kallinen

Mikko Kallinen & The Company

Contemporary Dance|Young Audiences

Mikko Kallinen & The Company is a production company of artists from various disciplines. New creations are mainly audiovisual choreographic works such as video dance films, animation and interactive works.

Havaintoja Maasta © Esa Kyyrö

Pori Dance Company

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Among the closest values to our hearts is to advance tolerance and humane values through dance – and its various forms, endless possibilities and deep roots.

VillerValla © Tatu Kantomaa

Rasa Collective

Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

Rasa Collective produces high-quality dance works especially in North-Finland and the whole Barents Region. The works are  high artistic quality, ambitious and original.

Love for the tree © Kirsi MacKenzie

Sanna Karlsson-Sutisna Company (SKSCOMPANY)

Dance Theatre|Young Audiences|Ethnic & Folk Dance

SKS Company provides freshly innovative art with strong visual performance: combining interaction, dance&visual arts, with deep connection to nature&world culture. It brings solos and group choreographies to everyday situations, as well as, to big stages.

Beyond the Body © Michal Iwanowski


Contemporary Dance|Community Dance|Young Audiences

TaikaBox, created by choreographer/dancer Tanja Råman and digital artist/designer John Collingswood, is a non-profit dance and digital art organisation registered in Wales and in Finland. TaikaBox creates new ways for people to experience dance.

Kahdeksasta neljään (c) Philippe Luickx

Tanssiteatteri Liikeri

Contemporary Dance|Dance Theatre|Young Audiences

Dance Theatre Liikeri is a contemporary dance company from Tampere, Finland. We want to share dance experiences filled with movement and playfullness. We produce 1-2 new productions each year and perform also outside of traditional theatre spaces.